You might be starting to think about where you want to live in later life. Perhaps you would benefit from some home adaptations or maybe you want somewhere that's easier and cheaper to run. Whether it's downsizing or looking for something that offers more support and care, there are many options for you to consider.
Making adaptations to your home can help you to live there independently for longer. Sometimes just a small adaptation can make a big difference.
There are many adaptations, products and services that can help you to continue living safely at home. You can get support to decide what you need and you might be eligible for help with costs.
Keeping your home in good repair helps you stay safe and well, and may reduce running costs. Make sure you’re carrying out essential checks and find out who is responsible for maintenance and repairs if you rent.
If you're thinking of moving, there are various options available. You might want to consider housing that has been specially designed for older people. You can continue to live independently but with emergency help on hand or more specialised care and support if you need it.
Moving home can be stressful and expensive but it could make your life easier. Although some decisions may not be your first choice, planning earlier on will help to give you more options. Don’t wait until there is a crisis. Take time to consider all your options. If you do decide to move, careful preparation can help everything go smoothly.
Choosing a care home and working out how to pay for it can be complex. If you're considering a move to a care home, make sure you have as much information as possible about what to look for, where to look and how to make the move as easy as possible.
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